Mumbai ATS nabs senior police officer with heroin

January 25th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) here Sunday arrested an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the Jammu & Kashmir cadre with around 12 kg heroin, a top official said.Shajji Mohan was nabbed early Sunday with the drug consignment, estimated to be worth over Rs.120 million in the open market from an undisclosed location in Oshiwara, a north-west Mumbai suburb, ATS chief K.P. Raghuvanshi told mediapersons here.

The tip-off leading to his arrest was given by a former constable, who had also been arrested in a narcotics case earlier, the official said.

Belonging to the IPS batch of 1993 in the Jammu and Kashmir cadre, Mohan is holding a senior charge in the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and had been posted to the NCB zonal unit, Chandigarh. He was transferred recently to Mumbai in the NCB.

Mohan was produced before a magistrate Sunday afternoon and remanded to police custody till Jan 30.

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